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Planning for open streets in Cape Town

The busy hum of collaboration filled the Department of Design in Cape Town Wednesday night. The team at Open Streets Cape Town brought together citizens who share the belief that ‘Cape Town’s streets could be so much more’ for a workshop about the upcoming Open Streets events for 2014. Based on the concept of Bogota’s … Continued

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Climate change vulnerability in Southern African cities

Climate change vulnerability in Southern African cities

It is refreshing to read a book focusing on a few case studies of African cities not usually under the climate change literature spotlight, such as Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg traditionally have been. Stimulating also is the volume’s explicit emphasis upon peri-urban areas, the areas in cities where urban and rural features and processes meet, and where there are mixed populations, important environmental services, and consumption of natural resources.

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